Q. What special collections does the library have?


The Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, and the UAB Archives together comprise the UAB Historical Collections. The three units are located on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library. Be sure to check out the Historical Lecture Series!

The Reynolds-Finley Historical Library represents a nationally respected collection of rare and important books and manuscripts related to the history of medicine and science. The Reynolds-Finley collection, originally formed by Dr. Lawrence Reynolds (1889-1961), ranks among the top collections of its type in the United States.

The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences was established to document the growth and development of education, research, and practice of the health sciences, with special emphasis on its history in Alabama.

Scholars wishing further information on the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences may contact the staff at (205) 934-4475.

The UAB Archives is the official repository for the records of the University and also collects manuscript materials that document the history of the health sciences. The UAB Archives is open to the UAB associates and the general public; research visits are by appointment. Individuals wishing to use the resources of the UAB Archives should contact the staff at (205) 934-1896, 934-9671, or uabarchives@uab.edu.

  • Last Updated Aug 14, 2017
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